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Police Arrest All 3 Suspects in Ambush Shooting of Camden County Officers

Ammar Hall, 26, and Alexander DeJesus, 19, were both captured in Philadelphia, the U.S. Marshals confirmed with NBC10.

What to Know

  • Officials have captured all of the suspects accused of ambushing and shooting two detectives in Camden, New Jersey.
  • Ammar Hall, 26, and Alexander DeJesus, 19, were both captured in Philadelphia.
  • Juan Figueroa, 20, was arrested over the weekend.

Authorities have captured all of the suspects accused of ambushing and shooting two police detectives in Camden, New Jersey, earlier this month.

Ammar Hall, 26, and Alexander DeJesus, 19, were both captured by U.S. Marsals in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Tuesday.

Hall was arrested on a Kensington street corner around 5:30 p.m. while DeJesus, who had dyed his hair blonde to change his appearance, was arrested at a Kensington home about an hour later, officials said.

Juan Figueroa, 20, was also arrested without incident in Gloucester City, New Jersey over the weekend.

All three are charged with first-degree criminal attempted murder in the attack that happened on Aug. 7 at Mt. Vernon Street and Broadway.

Police said the officers, who were operating undercover, were sitting at a red light when two of the men walked up and fired at least 10 rounds. One officer was hit in the hand and the other twice in the shoulder.

The men were last seen fleeing the area in a white work van, police said. Authorities initially released surveillance photos of persons of interest, but Friday announced charges against the men.

The officers were released from the hospital and remain on leave.

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"These detectives experienced a pretty traumatic incident," Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said. "We're trying to get them as much help as we can because their psychological injuries are far worse than what their physical injuries are."

Figueroa was remanded to the Camden County Jail without bail. Hall and DeJesus will likely be extradited to Camden on Wednesday.

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